Disabled Black Woman Sues Disney for Wrongful Firing
Updated: Aug 20, 2020
The Disneyland Resort used to be the happiest workplace on earth for Francine Arthur. The African-American mother of two enjoyed a series of promotions after getting her start as a night shift custodian in 2008. Her work ethic earned praise from Ghirardelli, who wanted Arthur to help with its new Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop at Disney's California Adventure Park. She later earned a hostess position at the Napa Rose restaurant inside Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. But that's where the magic ended. In a lawsuit filed last October in Orange County Superior Court, Arthur claims she was wrongfully terminated two years ago following harassment from management and fellow workers that hounded her since April 2012.
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